Restaurants

Henry Sugar

Restaurant

A rustic wine bar from two experienced hospo names.

Lucky’s Pizzeria

Restaurant

Lucky’s Pizzeria in North Carlton is a sweet little pizza joint that locals love.

Malouf's Zum Zum

Restaurant

Amal and Geoff Malouf are back in North Carlton, and they’re staking their territory.

La Luna Bistro

Restaurant

La Luna bistro is a meaty affair and much-loved local favourite.

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Cafes

Babajan

Cafe

The Carlton North cafe is now takeaway-only, serving Turkish-style fried chicken sandwiches, more varieties of flaky borek than ever before, and syrupy choc-hazelnut baklava.

North Carlton Canteen

Cafe

A welcome oasis for coffee lovers in North Carlton.

Sibling

Cafe

The volunteer-run sister cafe to the CBD’s Kinfolk has a mostly vegetarian menu that uses produce from friends’ farms, and it donates 100 per cent of its profits to charity.

North

Cafe

A consistent neighbourhood favourite.

Tre Bichierri

Cafe

Italian past, Lebanese present.

Bars

The Great Northern Hotel

Bar

An old man’s pub made cool again.

Gerald's Bar

Bar

A cosy local in Rathdowne Village where you can eat, drink and play records.

Little Andorra

Bar

It may be small, but this neighbourhood wine bar packs a huge range.

Shops

Monforte Viennoiserie

Shop

A tiny, tucked away hole-in-the-wall patisserie run by a former All Are Welcome pastry chef. Go for knockout sweet-and-salty croissant, hazelnut pains au chocolat, and asparagus and goat's curd pastries. But get in early and be prepared to queue – it almost always sells out.

The Rathdowne Village Delicatessen

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A cosy deli on leafy Rathdowne Street.

Skinner & Hackett

Shop

An old-school butchery with a modern day ethos.

Enoteca Sileno

Shop

If it has anything at all to do with Italian food, it's probably here.

Kylie’s Slow Dough

Shop

Sourdough made with patience.

Clay Health & Organics

Shop

Wholefoods sold with a personal touch.